Not So Hot in Marion

December 25, 2022

When the weather turns cold, it's nice to crank up the furnace and enjoy the heat. But if your home's furnace doesn't work, it's not too comfortable. Same goes with your vehicle. When the heater's not working, things can get miserable. It could also signal some major problems, which we'll discuss... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

January 1, 2022

If theres one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, its the temperature gauge. Its the one that may say C---H (that means cold---hot). Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone. If you see the needle heading farther to the H or red area, that mea... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

October 24, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Cool Running in Marion

January 1, 2021

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... More

Cooling System Components

November 29, 2020

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Marion auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Iowa.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system usually b... More

Keep Your Cool in Marion

October 11, 2020

Marion drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the coo... More

Engine Hydration for Marion Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

October 4, 2020

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Marion, Iowa

May 25, 2020

The cooling system keeps Iowa vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Marion. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Marion drivers associate with the ... More

Water Pump

April 12, 2020

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the hear... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Marion, Iowa

October 27, 2019

Marion auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Marion, Iowa, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care of yo... More